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Early voter turnout blasts past 2016

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/30/20, 05:00 pm

More than 9 million Texans have already cast their votes in the 2020 presidential election as of Friday afternoon. That’s more than half of the state’s registered voters. In 2016, 8.9 million people voted in the state, behind only California and Florida. The staggering volume of mail-in and early in-person voting reflects a similar trend across the United States.

How is early voting going in other states? The overall number of early ballots nationwide reached 85.7 million by 4 p.m. Friday, the U.S. Elections Project reported. About 64 percent of those ballots were mailed in. The number of Americans voting early has already reached more than three-fifths of the total turnout from 2016.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Stew on the threat of foreign interference in the 2020 election.


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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 11/02/2020 05:01 pm

    All along the street where voters go to vote at the library, someone has removed all the Trump signs.

    Do those people think it keeps people from voting for Trump?

    I'm sure not so smart people, who will vote for Biden, will wonder why the Trump team just never put signs out. 

    Three still voted for Trump 2020. 

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Mon, 11/02/2020 08:47 pm

    There may be another explanation for the removal of the signs. I'm not sure if this is a national requirement, but in Minnesota, campaign materials are "not allowed in the polling place or within 100 feet of the building." (my emphasis)

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 11/05/2020 08:57 pm

    Sorry, I didn't explain that very well. 

    About 30 Biden signs all in a row on the E/W side of the voter entrance and 30 on the N/S side. They were about maybe a foot apart, one right after the other. There were 2 Trump signs inside the entrance. Clearly someone came along the street and removed all the Trump signs lining the streets with the Biden signs.

    Also Biden voters put out signs that said Arizona Republicans for Biden. That's something in itself.

    Dems just can't stand that voters won't choose them so they have to use dirty tricks.

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